Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta)
Mexican Fan Palm
The Mexican Fan Palm is one of the easiest palms to grow and also one of our best-selling! Washingtonia robusta is native to western Sonora and Baja California and can grow to be a large-sized palm with many excellent attributes contributing to its immense popularity in the Southwest. This towering palm is a common site - often seen lining streets and boulevards from Southern California, Nevada to Arizona and Texas. It features a slender trunk topped with crowns of large, fan-shaped evergreen fronds with gracefully drooping leaflet tips that bring that little slice of paradise look and feel into all landscapes.
Besides its tropical, stately appearance, this fast growing species is drought, cold and salt tolerant. Since it can adapt to a wide range of soil types and climates, it's one of the most versatile palms to plant in any landscape. It loves full sun exposure and has low to moderate water requirements once established. We like to plant Mexican Fan Palms in larger landscapes, where it creates a striking accent for multi-storied homes. We also love to plant these around swimming pools and spas, where the sight of their magnificent reflection on the water conjures up feelings of relaxation and leisure. Of course, you can always go for the classic SoCal look and line them up along the street or a long driveway too!
Live the good life and plant Mexican Fan Palms in your landscape. Many people choose to have our nursery pro’s skin the trunk for a unique "cigar cut" effect that lends itself to a more formal appearance. Buy as big as you can if you desire an instant, resort palm that can bring natural maturity to any site – we have the larger trees available in smaller containers, so you get more bang for your buck! At Palm Paradise, we have Washingtonia robusta and robusta hybrids available, only grown from our premium quality seeds.
- Can grow to be a large-sized palm tree
- Slender trunk topped with crowns of large, fan shaped evergreen fronds with gracefully drooping leaflet tips
- Stately appearance
- Can adapt to a wide range of soil types
- Line them up along the street or a long driveway for the classic SoCal look!
- Great accent palm
- Ideal for poolside planting
- Versatile landscape palm
- One of our best selling palms
Long time favorite for ease of growth
Classic resort style palm tree
Very wide variety of landscape applications
Very durable palm. Cold hardy & loves full sun!